Star Map for Saturday August 15, 1942

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On 15 August 1942

World War II: Operation Pedestal: The SS Ohio reaches the island of Malta barely afloat carrying vital fuel supplies for the island's defenses..

Birthdate of Pete York, English rock drummer.

Death of Mahadev Desai, Indian activist and author (b. 1892).

50th anniversary

Birthdate of Louis de Broglie, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987); and Abraham Wachner, New Zealand politician, 35th Mayor of Invercargill (d. 1950).

25th anniversary

Birthdate of Jack Lynch, Irish footballer and politician, 5th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 1999); and Óscar Romero, Salvadoran archbishop (d. 1980).

Death of Thomas J. Higgins, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1831).

10th anniversary

Birthdate of Abby Dalton, American actress; and Johan Steyn, Baron Steyn, South African-English lawyer and judge.

4th anniversary

Birthdate of Stephen Breyer, American lawyer and judge; Stix Hooper, American jazz drummer (The Crusaders); Pran Kumar Sharma, Indian cartoonist (d. 2014); Maxine Waters, American educator and politician; and Janusz Zajdel, Polish engineer and author.

3rd anniversary

Thirteen Stukas dive into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at Neuhammer. There are no survivors..

The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California..

2nd anniversary

An Italian submarine torpedoes and sinks the Greek cruiser Elli at Tinos harbor during peacetime, marking the most serious Italian provocation prior to the outbreak of the Greco-Italian War in October..

Birthdate of Gudrun Ensslin, German militant leader, founded Red Army Faction (d. 1977).

1st anniversary

Corporal Josef Jakobs is executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 07:12, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for espionage..

Birthdate of Jim Brothers, American sculptor (d. 2013); and Don Rich, American country musician (The Buckaroos) (d. 1974).

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The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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